Janae Gagnier, known as Miss Mercedes Morr on social media, was found dead in Texas after police responded to a welfare check.
It Was Supposed To Be A Benign TikTok On “Botanical Sexism,” But Then It Spiraled Into A Huge Social Media Debate
Do cities really favor male trees over their female counterparts? Why? And what are the implications? As TikToker Ellie Botoman found out, everyone has an opinion.
In this week's newsletter, I grapple with the industry moving toward faster lines of e-commerce, which is natural, for how unnaturally automaton-like the shopping experience will become.
“Do you always do the one thing the same way every time?”
The Olympics offers a showcase for the overwhelming and complicated ways in which the discourse is fluid and interconnected now.
Idris Elba Said It Should Be "Mandatory" For Social Media Users To Verify Their ID After England Players Were Subject To Racist Abuse
"Say it with your name, not your username."
Trump was kicked off Twitter, Facebook, and YouTube for inciting the Jan. 6 riots at the US Capitol.
"I was a troll, full stop. And I am so sorry."
We’re so used to putting our entire lives online, but what if we just…didn’t?
Tumblr is known for its queer discourse — but also for the massive impact of its 2018 NSFW ban.
As thousands of people die each day, the Modi government is cracking down on people criticizing it online.
BuzzFeed News wants to hear from you.
After two days of radio silence, Kim returned to Instagram on Sunday night.
“I know it’s a ban because I know how the architecture works. I can’t log in anymore.”
The Black Lives Matter Social Media Uprising For George Floyd Paved The Way For Asian Americans To Have Their Online Reckoning
In this week's newsletter: Asian American influencers and online community-builders are confronting difficult identity issues after the recent string of racist attacks.
We want to hear how you've been using your phone lately.
The move makes YouTube the latest in a string of technology companies that have limited the president online after his supporters stormed the Capitol last week.
In this week's newsletter: Influencers who remained silent in the aftermath of the insurrection felt just as loud as those who acknowledged it. It's a microcosm of the state of the country.
While violent supporters stormed the Capitol, Donald Trump cheered them on using the last tool he has: the internet.
The Head Of Social Media For India's Ruling Party Uses Twitter To Spread Rumors And Lies. Twitter Just Applied A Warning Label To One Of His Tweets.
Critics have been asking American tech companies to apply the same standards to the rest of the world as they do to the US. It might finally be happening.
In this week's newsletter: How Scarlet Waters used TikTok, an app built on music and bytes, to make people soberly aware about deafness, and why I think more influencers than not are running their own fan accounts.
"A literal wall got more justice than Breonna Taylor."
Voting twice is illegal. Trump has suggested people try to do so to test the integrity of the election system. But, again, voting twice is illegal.
Alissa Turney's Stepfather Has Been Charged With Murder Following A Social Media Campaign By Her Sister
"I'm shaking and I'm crying," tweeted her sister Sarah. "We did it you guys. He's been arrested."
People Outing Celebrities On Social Media For Their Behavior Is Creating A New Paradigm — And It’s Exciting
This week's newsletter: Why this new trend is challenging the celebrity power structure while maintaining the fun, and why I think the Los Angeles mayor stepping in to penalize TikToker Bryce Hall for throwing a party during a pandemic is "good" (even if losing your basic needs is rarely ever good).
This week's newsletter: The owner of the Cleveland Flea once again angered her local community — this time for trying to sell a $200 e-course teaching white people how to support the BLM movement. This time, however, she seemed to have finally listened to the criticism.
The president is following through on his threat to "strongly regulate" social media companies.
“Twitter slapped Trump on the wrist,” law professor Eric Goldman told BuzzFeed News. “Trump responds with an attempt to blow up the entire internet.”
The Pandemic Is Turning Some Doctors And Nurses Into Social Media Stars. But Some Aren’t Sure It’s A Good Thing.
Nurses and doctors have become a special sort of internet celebrity overnight. While it's providing emotional relief for both the content maker and viewer, some are unsure how to feel about it.
Because we know so little — and have so little faith in our leaders — we are scrambling for some sense of order. That often means leveling judgment on others.